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Thursday’s Show: Helping The Elderly Amid COVID-19, And The Psychological Effects Of Quarantine (March 19, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Helping the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis, the psychological effects of quarantine, our annual Houston Matters Spelling Bee, and how painting skills landed John Douglas on stage with ZZ Top and Aerosmith.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We discuss ways to help the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis and this time of self-distancing.

Also this hour: We examine the psychological effects of quarantine.

Then, we engage in our annual Houston Matters Spelling Bee. The annual Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, which was recorded earlier this month, airs this Sunday, March 22, at 5 p.m. on TV 8.

Then, from one bee to another (because we like puns) as we meet local beekeeper from Houston’s Bee2Bee Honey Collective.

And we learn how the painting skills of Houston artist and musician John Douglas landed him on stage filling in on drums for bands like ZZ Top and Aerosmith.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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